Embraer Tucano EMB-312

The Embraer Tucano EMB-312

Another aircraft which possesses the qualities of a fast jet and a GA aircraft is the Embraer Tucano. There is already a request for the Tucano T.1, which is operated by the RAF and license built by the Short Brothers.

This thread covers the original Embraer Tucano, which is used by a great number of different operators as either basic trainer aircraft, or light attack aircraft. This means that many different livery options would be available if this aircraft were added to the game.

An Embraer Tucano aircraft operated by the Peruvian Air Force

Aircraft Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 9.86 m (32 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.14 m (36 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 19.4 m² (209 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,810 kg (3,991 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 3,175 kg (7,000 lb)
  • Internal fuel: 694 litres (183 US gal) (152.7IMPgal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25C turboprop, 552 kW (750 hp)


  • Never exceed speed: 539 km/h (291 kts, 335 mph)
  • Maximum speed: 458 km/h (247 kt, 285 mph) at 4,115 metres (13,501 ft)
  • Cruise speed: 441 km/h (238 kt, 274 mph) at 3,350 metres (10,990 ft)
  • Stall speed: 124 km/h (67 kt, 77 mph)
  • Range: 1,916 km (1,034 NM, 1,190 smi) on internal fuel
  • G limits: +6/-3
  • Service ceiling: 8,750 m (28,700 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1,900 ft/min (9.65 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 164 kg/m² (33.5 lb/ft²)


  • Guns:

    • Gun pods:

      • AN/M-B machine gun
      • 12,7 mm machine gun
      • 7,62 mm machine gun (500 rounds)
    • Rocket Machine Gun pod:

      • RMP LC with a 12.7mm M3P and (4x) 70 mm
  • Hardpoints:

    • 4 under-wing pylons with a capacity of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb)
  • Rockets:

    • 127 mm HVAR ground rockets

    • Rocket pods:

      • SBAT (7x) 37 mm
      • SBAT (7x) 70 mm
  • Bombs:

    • General-purpose bomb:

      • Mk 81
      • Mk 82
    • Practice bomb:

      • MK 76 (20 lb)
  • Others:

    • Ferry tanks:

      • 2x 660 litres (170 US gal) or 330 litres (87 US gal)


The front looks like the spitfire

Now that is how you right a feature request! Well done!


Nicely done request, but isn’t it just the same plane?

The RAF Tucano (built under license by Shorts) does have some differences. Most notably the engine, which is more powerful, and the propeller, which has four blades rather than three. There are other differences to the avionics, wings, brakes and canopy. The Shorts Tucano also has a ventral airbrake. I did ask Swiss188 if he wanted to include the other Tucanos in his request, and he didn’t, so I made this to cover them.

Pretty sure the RAF version has a more powerful engine… it’s over 1000hp which gives it a ceiling greater than 30000ft. It does have a shorter range of around 900nm.

Where did you get the endurance number from and what is it based on?

All the details are from Wikipedia, so it’s accuracy can’t be guaranteed. I just took a look at the fact sheet, and 9 hours seems waayy too much.

Remove it. It’s incorrect information, least I assume it is.

The airframes are pretty much similar except the RAF version is a lot more advanced and capable.

It’s engine lumps out 1100shp, ceiling is 34kft, range just over 900nm with a climb rate higher than 3500ftpm. Both have 4 props, only real difference is the engine.

The range for the embraer is just under 1100nm due to the less powerful engine. I doubt it takes 9hours to do that distance in these badboys haha

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Yeah, 9 hours is almost certainly a mistake. Using the statistics for cruise speed and range, I calculated the maximum flying time at cruise to be 4 hours and 20 minutes.

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I always support new livery, airlines and planes.

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